Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

Listen to the story: Early next month, a panel of preservationists will select a house in Louisville to be rehabilitated under a new project called Preservation S.O.S.—Save Our Shotguns. It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan: […]

Realtors Hoping for Slight Boost in Sales for Summer

Since the recession began, the housing market in Louisville and nationwide has fluctuated significantly from month to month. But local realtors are hoping for a boost in sales this summer. Greater Louisville Association of Realtors president Lamont Breland says warm weather, low interest rates and dropping unemployment can all boost sales, though he’s not expecting […]

DDC Releases ‘State of Downtown’ Report

Comparing Louisville to its competitor cities, the Downtown Development Corporation unveiled the first ever “State of Downtown” report to measure the city’ s benchmarks in a number of key areas. Defined by the 40202 zip code, researchers showed that Louisville had 12 percent increase among downtown workers over the past decade, the largest among peer […]

Economists Say Gradual Recovery Likely For 2011

Ken Troske says the country’s gross domestic product is growing, but that may not offer much assurance, since unemployment remains high. As for Americans with jobs, Troske says they are unlikely to start spending again until the housing market improves.

HUD Letter Renews Hope For Museum Plaza Loan

The state applied for the loan through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which uses private investments to help finance projects that will benefit multiple communities. Congressman John Yarmuth says he recently received a letter from HUD officials that said they were optimistic the loan could be arranged.